Top Philippine drug war critic arrested, but defiant

Feb 24, 2017

Top Philippine drug war critic arrested, but defiant

The highest-profile critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal drug war was arrested Friday on charges she said were meant to silence her, but she vowed to keep fighting the “sociopathic serial killer.” Speaking to journalists minutes before armed police in flak jackets detained ...

Court issues warrant for Duterte's leading critic, for drugs

Feb 24, 2017

Court issues warrant for Duterte's leading critic, for drugs

A Philippine court issued an arrest warrant on drug charges Thursday for an opposition senator and former top human rights official who is one of the most vocal critics of President Rodrigo Duterte and his deadly anti-drug crackdown. The Regional Trial Court in Muntinlupa ...

Colorado gets a drive-through marijuana shop

Feb 20, 2017

Colorado gets a drive-through marijuana shop

The western Colorado town of Parachute is getting a drive-through marijuana shop, believed to be the first in the state. The Parachute Board of Trustees approved a business license for Tumbleweed Express last week, the Glenwood Springs Post Independent reported Saturday. “As far as ...

Feb 16, 2017

China carfentanil ban a 'game-changer' for opioid epidemic

So deadly it’s considered a terrorist threat, carfentanil has been legal in China — until now. Beijing is banning carfentanil and three similar drugs as of March 1, China’s Ministry of Public Security said Thursday, closing a major regulatory loophole in the fight to ...

Feb 14, 2017

Use of mind-altering drugs spikes among U.S. seniors: study

The number of older Americans taking multiple prescription drugs such as tranquilizers, antidepressants, antipsychotics and painkillers has more than doubled in the past decade, researchers said Monday. The findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine raise concerns about risks ...